New Class - C.I.A. Op. (Operative)
This new Class’s character type is modelled on the character Dillon (although I personally would prefer if they had the body type/similar clothing to a STGZ grunt, for blending in). Dillon should be his own character. The base character can be of either sex, even if there is a distinct lack of women working for STGZ.
Cover of Confusion, this class skill activates each time a team member is killed. It removes the ability for you to be marked by the Predators thermal or Iso-scan for 45 to 60 seconds. (No little red icon above your head, and no blip to guide them.)
Blending In, you have a much smaller footprint for triggering the AI. (Attacking could negate this but only for the attacked AI.)
- Health - 2
- Stamina - 3
- Movement Speed - 4
- Gear - 2
- Perks - 12 points
New Class - Medic
The Medic is a true support unit, their Class is designed to keep their team on there feet and fighting. The character model could have a med bag strapped to their left leg and Syrette’s in their vest. A smaller backpack then the Assault class clearly marking them as Paramedics.
- Active Healing, Medic’s start with a med bag as gear but it isn’t a normal med bag (probably doesn’t take a slot, so they could potentially run two, the second being the traditional dropped kind). It stay’s on the character model and isn’t dropped to use. Instead it allows the Medic to heal teammates the same equivalent amount as a med bag would. (Only works on teammates, not yourself, when they are hurt you get a prompt to interact ie. give heals). Reloading it from cashes on the map might be possible but I don’t think it will be necessary to balance the Class.
- Pickup Speed (removed from Scout and replaced with Silence), secondary button on pickup could allow it to be instant at the cost of a Syrette. Yes it would make it more powerful than a perk but the way bodies are used as bait to down whole teams, I feel it will act as counter balance.
- Health - 3
- Stamina - 2.5
- Movement Speed - 2.5
- Gear - 4
- Perks - 9 points
New Class - Researcher/Lab Tech
I picture lab coats, just going to say it up front. They can have combat vests on underneath it/over it but I really like the idea of lab coat scientist. (Also picture the camo lab coats, hilarious)
This class may have the option of not starting with any weapons. This gives them a non-target status, definition below. They can instead bring equipment into the match using these slots (see below). Picking up weapons from weapon cases to arm yourself removes your non-target status, if you have a gun you get marked.
Non-target Status works similar to the C.I.A. ability it prevents you from being marked by the Predator, it does not make you immune from being hunted or from the Iso-scan. The Predator can still hurt, kill and claim you even if you’re unarmed. (It’s just dishonourable)
Equipment, may not be a Class Skill but I’m going to put it here temporarily till I have a better idea. I think others might also have access to this equipment but don’t have a system for it.
Dexterous, interaction speed.
Health - 2 (alternatively 1 and Gear is 4)
Stamina - 3
Movement Speed - 3
Gear - 3 (if 4 Health is 1)
Perks - 12 points
Each of the items below fill either a Primary or Secondary weapon slot, if it does end up being the class skill of the Researcher/Lab Tech then only they will be able to select them. Hopefully it isn’t that limited. They can be carried or placed in the environment as noted.
Personal Detection Unit - Secondary Slot, carried. This unit gives a radar like overlay to your mini map and detects large movement in the form of pings as the sweep goes by, if the Pred is stationary it won’t be detected. The info that is provided will need to be tailored as to not be to powerful. Detects running pigs as well unfortunately, or as balance.
Briefcase Seismic Detection Device - Primary Slot, stationary. After being placed and calibrated (20 sec), this device highlights any explosions or impacts on the ground, landing from leaps or slams shows the location of impact on all FT mini maps within 100 meters of placement. Little expanding circles. (Can be destroyed by 2 direct Plasma blasts.)
Micro Turret - Primary Slot, stationary. 45 degree field of fire, uses a smaller mini gun as its model and has a detection range to the edge of the mini map from where it’s placed. Can pan up or down at about 20 to 25 degrees from level. It’s tracking isn’t perfect and if a Pred is traveling through it’s fire radius they should expect to take about half the shots or a little less if they leap up out of the cone. It’s an area denial weapon, not an insta-kill. This doesn’t count as a weapon while not deployed.
Portable Lab - Secondary Slot, carried. Allows for analysis of any mission objectives as soon as they are acquired. A short cut past objectives that might leave you exposed.
Satellite Uplink - Secondary Slot, carried. Allows you to upload data to Zeus without using an enemy system. Another short cut the Researcher can provide. Laptop model carried, could be funny them holding it in front of their chest.
Drone - Primary Slot, Placed but not stationary, after placing the Drone it will follow the person who deployed it. It fly’s at roughly 20 feet and is capable of avoiding some incoming fire from the Predator but is destroy-able after reducing its hit points. The advantage it gives is highlighting all enemy units on the mini map without you needing to see them. (Has gear upgrades). Very large drone, not something you carry around and so must be launched at deployment.
Could also be a type of equipment. In fact I think it’s likely to be the case at some point, sorry if I’m covering ground that is already planned.
Multi-spectrum Goggles - These allow a visual overlay that is ‘designed’ to making seeing through the Predators cloak easier. Need field testing for refinement.
Blood tracker - After sampling a Pred’s blood sample from the ground, it allows you to see them on your mini-map. Sampling take a long interaction. Tracking will have a time limit to not break the Pred’s ability to evade.
Drone Remote - Allows the Drone from above to be piloted as a Smart Disc. Giving the operator the ability to spot the Predator as the Drone. You crouch and control it by watching a screen on your screen, allowing you to still see some of your environment while piloting it.
Drone Turret - Allows the Drone to fire a weapon, limited ammo that has to be restocked using ammo Crates (creating a drain on that resource). Don’t require the Remote to activate this feature, simply spot the Predator and the drone fires. It does not worry about obstructions to its line of fire and that’s on the operator. Obviously you must have a Drone as your Primary to select this.
Edit - Here’s a link to the first Class I tried designing.